THIS IS WHAT ROOT MEANS (stop asking)

you_scrubb

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I'm nor sure how u can assume ur phone is rooted. If that is the case this is a new one for me (I'm not being sarcastic at all)





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@you_scrubb

thanks for the quick response.
i'm assuming my phone already rooted because as i know droid still havent official froyo right ?

but i'm also not sure about this, thats why i'm asking this to the floor

thx
 

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Omg thank you!!!

THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!:clap::yr1:

I kept hearing about rooting and I had no idea what it is or why I would want to do it. Thank you so much for explaining it in a way that I could understand. I've come to the conclusion that I'm not going to root my phone because I'm just not smart enough to use it to its full potential. With my luck I'll have a nice new paper weight if I tried to root.
 

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Root means Administrator!

Root just means your logging onto the Linux Operating System as an Admin!

If you were a "End User" in a company, and the company didn't want you to have Administrative Privileges to your own desktop PC running a Linux Operating system, then they would deny you Root access, and or Super User Access.

So by rooting your phone your just getting around the crap that Verizon has had built in to your phone, to stop you from having Admin Rights, on your own phone that you purchased! There is no reason in the world that you shouldn't have Root access to begin with! IT'S YOUR PHONE!!!!

The reason they do this is so that they can "TRY to force you to pay them", for each an every little feature, that is already built into the phone!
If anyone tries to give you some garbage about how it's to protect the phone, or you from damaging your phone, well that's all it is, GARBAGE!!

You all do realize that Linux is a Free operating system, and it's not meant to have any restrictions right! ??? :icon_eek:
 

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Root just means your logging onto the Linux Operating System as an Admin!

Sorry to be nit-picky but this isn't true! Root is a level above admin.

Similar on Windows. Being an administrator is not rooting Windows. Running as the System account on Windows is the same as root on *nix.

Admin means you can do most everything but you'd still have to run su commands to do some things even in that capacity. Why? Because root != Admin.
 

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I'm new to android, but I found this article very helpful in my decision to root my droid or to keep it stock. But I just have one question... and it may be a stupid question but here it goes... If I root my droid and I remove all the annoying stock apps (e.g. amazon, cityid, blockbuster or kindle) if I decide to un-root it, will all these apps return to my phone? I'm just curious... but thanks in advance for all the help!!
 

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I already know what root is and have one rooted phone which I did a year ago using rootyourdroid.info. But I want to root my wife's Verizon Moto Droid which has been receiving the updates like the rest of the little people.

So I went back to that original site and found it's for sale. So I saw this thread and it's got a few broken links and another thread it links to which has more broken links.

I found this: Lifehacker, tips and downloads for getting things done

Is it still applicable? I imagine she probably has 2.1 or 2.2--whichever Verizon is up to.
 

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im new to all this, can anyone tell me what root means?
 

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Hi all,

I have All android SDK versions(from 1.5 to 2.3.3), and i tried many methods for getting root in android emulator. I don't use any android device and test everything on emulator(AVD).

below are my android versions and emulator specification::

Android SDK Version 1.5:
Kernel Version:
2.6.27-00110-g132305e
mikechan@cheetara #6
Build Number:
sdk-eng 1.5 CUPCAKE 150240 test-keys

Android SDK Version 1.6:
Kernel Version:
2.6.29-00177-g24ee4d2
veenstra@jackv)
Build Number:
sdk-eng 1.6 Donut 20842 test-keys


Android SDK Version 2.1 update1:
Kernel Version:
2.6.29-00261-g0097074
digit@digit#14
Build Number:
sdk-eng 2.1-update1 ECLAIR 35983 test-keys


Android SDK Version 2.2:
Kernel Version:
2.6.29-00261-g0097074-dirty
digit@digit#20
Build Number:
sdk-eng 2.2 FRF91 43546 test-keys

Android SDK Version 2.3.3:
Kernel Version:
2.6.29-00261-g0097074-dirty
digit@digit#20
Build Number:
sdk-eng 2.3.3 GRI34 101070 test-keys

I need to get root access in any one of the android emulator to use the 'iptables' and 'busybox' functionality. And to use iptables i must have root access. Atleast 'su' command should execute in the terminal emulator.

I also installed 'z4root' application, but it takes very long time and doesn't finish rooting, and gets stuck. some say that if we downgrade the system to below RC30, this way we can get root access...if this is true, then how to do this, i use both linux and windows OS.

please someone tell me any method to root my emulator...

i, very urgently need this. please please help.....


Thank you very much..!!
 

atreyu3369

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isint the entire point of this to be able to ask questions and get them answered? dont be a disk sticky.
 

stormcastle

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should I root or not?

I had a rooted Droid which I used to tether my laptop when traveling. It worked very well.

Now I have a DroidX and I subscribed to the "hot spot" with verizon.
I am thinking about rooting in order to freeze the bloatware but am wondering if my hotspot app will still function.

You may wonder why I don't just root and tether as I did on my first Droid--about the 3rd time I used the tether app, I received an email from verizon telling me I needed to pay to tether. I know there is a discussion somewhere on this forum saying that verizon might or might not be able to tell if you tether (against their policy). I am pretty careful about staying legal but personally I saw no difference in using my data plan for my Droid or my laptop. However, I don't want to lose my cell phone plan completely so on the DroidX I decided to try their hot spot even though it costs me $20 more per month.

I have had the DroidX only a few days and can't believe the junk that is included. I guess the only way to get rid of the bloatware is to root but will I lose the hot spot function?
 
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